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Win a Net:Work Ticket!

Net:Work, our conference about the future of work, is happening in San Francisco next week, and I’ve got a ticket to give away to one lucky reader.

Net:Work will take place on December 9 at the Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco, CA. We’ve brought together a stellar lineup of research analysts, top business leaders and technology companies to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by a new culture of work. We’ll discuss the equipment and software that the modern remote worker needs to work effectively, ways to combat information overload, whether it’s possible to make any organization virtual, what the workforce of the future will look like, and much more. You can find full details of the schedule here.

To be in with a chance of winning a ticket, simply leave a comment below telling us what your favorite collaboration tool is and why. I’ll announce the winner on Thursday, December 2.

13 Responses to “Win a Net:Work Ticket!”

  1. My “favorite collaboration tool” depends on what I’m collaborating on and with whom.

    I do find myself using BounceApp a lot more than I ever expected to, for really quick annotating and comment-sharing. Very useful.

    MockFlow is my favorite collaborative wireframing tool for working out a website concept.

    Coffee and a whiteboard still rank highly in my world for in-person collaborations on pretty much anything.

  2. My favorite communications tool is IBM LotusLive Engage. It does Web conferencing, networking and has productivity tools. I like it because it’s fast and easy for guests outside of my company (like journalists who want a product demo) to join meetings. I can share big files and presentations more easily than e-mailing them. I work with a lot of big photo files and presentations so this is great. I can host conferences for up to 15 people, network with colleagues and clients, manage team activities, instant message, create surveys and build “dynamic” charts. I started using it a lot this year and it’s helped me stay organized. The key thing is being able to share with people outside of my company. (Disclosure: I work for Lotus but I still like the tool a lot.)

  3. L George

    At this point my favorite collaboration tool – for groups that aren’t collocated – is google docs because it eases the process of collaborating on a document.
    However, my true favorite would give a sense of working as a group in multiple dimensions and modalities across geographic space, with ease and transparency. I trust, over time, that we’ll see more multi-faceted, convergent tools!

  4. L George

    At this point my favorite collaboration tool – for groups that aren’t collocated – is google docs because it eases the process of collaborating on a document.
    However, a truly favorite collaboration tool would give a sense of working as a group in multiple dimensions and modalities across geographic space, with ease and transparency. I trust, over time, that we’ll see more multi-faceted, convergent tools!

  5. I continue to be amazed at my ability to communicate and collaborate with people using my cell phone. But the realization is that it is not just a cell phone. All of a sudden I have a portable computer in my pocket that can do video, remote access, gps, etc, etc. It was not always this way…

  6. The Internet. It’s silly to pick just one tool because no single tool is enough or a fit. We mix and match to fit the kind of person we are, the ways we interact with others, and the kinds of people we know. It’s the toolkit we share that matters more than any one tool.

  7. My coworker and I love using Dropbox as our sharing tool as it allows us to have a virtual office with access to documents despite not owning real office space. My favorite part of dropbox is accessing our files locally and even items like file locks get synched back and forth allowing us to do things like use QuickBooks with out to much fear of destroying each others work. Note however we are a small 3 man company. If you haven’t tried dropbox I urge you to give it a spin: http://db.tt/htHhEsQ

  8. pascalpinck

    Wiggio.com. Fast, simple, lightweight. Most everything you need and not much you don’t. And they make it easy to navigate between multiple workgroups/collaboration zones.

  9. My favorite collaboration tool is -the one my team have designed- is Wizzpers.

    The reason:

    1. Multimedia content (voice, video, audio, photo, text)
    2. As close as private groups and as open that integrates communications with Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Yahoo mail, and Hotmail contacts
    3. Location Based services, useful for field support applications
    4. Mobile (Android, iPhone, BlackBerry)
    5. Offline mode capabilities